I've got local publication ethemagazine to thank for alerting me to an unusual event coming our way in May.
Performed by storyteller and actor Brendan Somers, The Gospel Of St Mark is two hours of theatre telling the complete Gospel story. There will be two intervals with light refreshments served. The for-one-night-only performance will take place in beautiful Berwick Church, a wonderful venue decorated with powerful murals by the Bloomsbury set. (The Church is well worth a visit in its own right purely to see these images.)
"There are seldom opportunities to listen live to any of the Gospels in their entirety. Usually we hear small sections delivered during a church service. Uplifting and inspiring as these sections undoubtedly are it is only by reading, listening to or seeing performances of a complete Gospel that one can experience the dynamic brilliance of the text. The Gospel story experienced as a whole is without doubt a wonderful journey, full of marvellous happenings, fears and hopes, miracles and pains. To understand how a simple carpenter came from obscurity in his thirtieth year to become a beacon of hope to countless millions one needs to journey with him on the short but world changing road from Nazareth to Golgotha."
Berwick Village Church, Fri 17th May 2013, 19:00.
Tickets £8 (£5 concessions) on the door, and seats can be reserved by leaving a message on 07510 197122 or by emailing email@example.com